The upcoming 2022 Buick Encore GX will arrive as the third model year of the first-generation nameplate, once again slotting in between the compact Envision and subcompact Encore in Buick’s lineup. With the introduction of the 2022 Buick Encore GX, five colors will be deleted from the model’s exterior paint options list.
The seven colors set to be deleted with the introduction of the 2022 Buick Encore GX include (relevant paint code listed in parentheses):
- Black Currant Metallic (G5O)
- Burnished Bronze Metallic (G8I)
- Dark Moon Blue Metallic (G5J)
- Chili Red Metallic (GIL)
- Deep Azure Metallic (GUM)
Each of the five colors listed above are available for an extra $495 on the 2021 Buick Encore GX, and are available on all trim levels and all interior combinations.
Although the 2022 Buick Encore GX will lose these five paint colors, it will also introduce several new hues. As GM Authority exclusively reported previously, the 2022 Buick Encore’s new colors will include Cinnabar Metallic (GFM), Sapphire Metallic (GGK), Sunset Glow Metallic (GHD), and Rosewood Metallic (GHL).
What’s more, the 2022 Buick Encore GX will also introduce revised fuel economy figures. Just like the current 2021 model year, the 2022 Encore GX will offer two engine options, with the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH (plus front-wheel drive) posting fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined, a 1-mpg increase to city and combined ratings compared to the 2021 model year.
Meanwhile, the 1.3L I3 L3T with front-wheel drive will post ratings of 29 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined, which is a decrease of 1 mpg in the city and combined. Mating the 1.3L I3 L3T to all-wheel drive will yield 26 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 27 mph combined, a decrease of 1 mpg combined compared to the same configuration for the 2021 model year.